National Fraud Initiative
What legislation requires the Council to provide the data?
The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 2018.
Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.
GOV.UK - Fair processing provides further information on the Cabinet Office's legal power and the reasons why it matches particular information.